SPF-Related Codes & Standards

>>ASHRAE/IES Publish User’s Manual for Standard 90.1
Guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget in the 2013 energy standard from ASHRAE and IES are included in a newly published User’s ManualANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, incorporates 110 addenda, reflecting changes made through the public review process.

>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013
Source: energycodes.gov
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its Preliminary Determination for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, affirming that the updated Standard provides an additional 8.5 percent energy savings over the previous edition.  Interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments within 30 days from publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.  DOE expects to finalize its Determination later this year. Further information on DOE support for building energy codes is available at www.energycodes.gov.

>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Source: energycodesocean.org
BCAP Newsletters are quarterly summaries of what's been happening at the Building Codes Assistance Project and building energy code progress around the nation.  To access the full archive, click here. Here are some of the recent alerts from the BCAP Code Alerts released released weekly by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and its website, the Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network (OCEAN). Code Alert Bulletins are designed to share information and support timely participation in state and local activities related to the adoption and implementation of building energy codes. The bulletins highlight immediate opportunities to influence state and local policy outcomes, indicate code status, and recommend contacts for action. Topics addressed in the current issue include:

*New State and Local Alerts *
California - Governor Signs a Budget Bill to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases 
New Jersey - Passes a Bill to Require Building Standards for a Blue/Green Roof Installation
Vermont - Accepting Comments on Residential and Commercial Building Energy Standards 
*New General Alerts *
ICC & IMT - The Standard Bearers Award Applications Due July 1, 2014
*Ongoing State and Local Alerts *
New York - A Proposal to Update Commercial 2012 IECC / ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Adoption
Pennsylvania - Bill Aimed at Changing PA’s Building Code Update Process Passes the Senate